The 2015 Coach of the Year Lawal, made the statement when Basketballghana.com caught up with him at the Prisons Court in Cantonments, Accra during Week Two of the Accra Basketball League (ABL) where he guided Braves of Customs’ Female team to 58-30 win over Fire Service. He said:
“We are okay; we don’t even want him to go. We told him that he has to finish his school then next year he can go. Since that has happened we will take it like that because we don’t want him to go.”
He also commented on the imminent entry of Ghana’s Ben Bentil into the NBA after impressing in the combine saying, “We pray for Ben Bentil, he is a good player. I wish him the best we want more Ghanaian players to go into that field”.
Amida Brimah posted one of the highest averages in blocked shots-2.7- in the United States playing for University of Connecticut. However, his production was lower than those recorded in the 2014-2015 season after a finger injury forced the Center to miss 11 games in December.
He is likely to return to school since he didn’t hire an agent before declaring for the draft. Bentil on the other hand, emerged the Most Improved Player and lead scorer in the Big East Conference in the past season.
The 21 year old Providence University Power Forward cemented his place in the 60 slots available in the draft by acing several tests in the combine.